No Fear, No Hesitation, No Surprise, No Doubt

In time, all things work to your advantage when you pursue them with an open heart.

Fixation is the way to death. Fluidity is the way to life.

Do not think dishonestly... Distinguish between gain and loss in worldly matters. Develop intuitive judgement and understanding for everything. Perceive those things which cannot be seen. Pay attention even to trifles. Do nothing which is of no use.

Truth is not what you want it to be; it is what it is, and you must bend to its power or live a lie.

Vision without action is a daydream; action without vision is a nightmare.

 image quote by Japanese Proverbs

Be not afraid of going slowly, Be afraid of standing still.

A man cannot understand the art he is studying if he only looks for the end result without taking the time to delve deeply into the reasoning of the study.

Whatever your determination or will power, it is foolish to try to change the nature of things. Things work the way they do because that is the way of things

The true science of martial arts means practicing them in such a way that they will be useful at any time, and to teach them in such a way that they will be useful in all things.

Vision without action is a daydream. Action with without vision is a nightmare.

Become one with eternity. Become part of your environment. Take off your clothes. Forget yourself. Make love. Self-destruction is the only way to peace.

What we see before us is just one tiny part of the world.

We get in the habit of thinking, this is the world, but that's not true at all. The real world is a much darker and deeper place than this, and much of it is occupied by jellyfish and things.

 image quote by Japanese Proverbs

The bamboo that bends is stronger than the oak that resists.

Who travels for love finds a thousand miles not longer than one.

The whole moon and the entire sky are reflected in one dewdrop on the grass.

In battle, if you you make your opponent flinch, you have already won.

It's important to create what you desire to, not what people expect you to.

A man in love mistakes a pimple for a dimple.

Polka dots can't stay alone. When we obliterate nature and our bodies with polka dots, we become part of the unity of our environments.

 image quote by Miyamoto Musashi

There is nothing outside of yourself. That can ever enable you to get better, stronger, richer, quicker or smarter. Everything is within. Everything exists. Seek nothing outside of yourself.

A polka-dot has the form of the sun, which is a symbol of the energy of the whole world and our living life, and also the form of the moon, which is calm. Round, soft, colourful, senseless and unknowing. Polka-dots can't stay alone; like the communicative life of people, two or three polka-dots become movement... Polka-dots are a way to infinity.

Do not follow the ideas of others, but learn to listen to the voice within yourself. Your body and mind will become clear and you will realize the unity of all things.

Unclose your mind. You are not a prisoner. You are a bird in flight, searching the skies for dreams.

Life is growth. If we stop growing, technically and spiritually, we are as good as dead.

If you cannot find the truth right where you are, where else do you expect to find it?

One kind word can warm three winter months.

 image quote by Miyamoto Musashi

There is nothing outside of yourself that can ever enable you to get better, stronger, richer, quicker, or smarter. Everything is whithin. Everything exists. Seek nothing outside of yourself.

True warriors are fierce because their training is fierce.

Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise. Seek what they sought.

The nail that stands out will be hammered down.

The bamboo that bends is stronger than the oak that resists.

Life and death are of supreme importance.

Time swiftly passes by and opportunity is lost. Each of us should strive to awaken. Awaken. Take heed, do not squander your life.

A flower falls, even though we love it; and a weed grows, even though we do not love it.

 image quote by Japanese Proverbs

Fall seven times, stand up eight.

And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.

But do not ask me where I am going, As I travel in this limitless world, Where every step I take is my home.

Fall seven times, stand up eight.

Children learn to smile from their parents.

I fight pain, anxiety, and fear every day, and the only method I have found that relieves my illness is to keep creating art. I followed the thread of art and somehow discovered a path that would allow me to live.

Fix the problem, not the blame.

 image quote by Ryunosuke Satoro

Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean.

If you lose today, win tomorrow. In this never-ending spirit of challenge is the heart of a victor.

I have a million things to talk to you about.

All I want in this world is you. I want to see you and talk. I want the two of us to begin everything from the beginning.

If you lose today, win tomorrow. In this never-ending spirit of challenge is the heart of a victor.

One thousand days to learn; ten thousand days to refine.

Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home.

Real poetry, is to lead a beautiful life. To live poetry is better than to write it.

 image quote by Morihei Ueshiba

Those who are skilled in combat do not become angered, those who are skilled at winning do not become afraid. thus the wise win before the fight, while the ignorant fight to win.

There is a simple way to become buddha: When you refrain from unwholesome actions, are not attached to birth and death, and are compassionate toward all sentient beings, respectful to seniors and kind to juniors, not excluding or desiring anything, with no designing thoughts or worries, you will be called a buddha. Do not seek anything else.

Instead of being afraid of the challenge and failure, be afraid of avoiding the challenge and doing nothing

Step by step walk the thousand-mile road.

Leave your front door and your back door open.

Allow your thoughts to come and go. Just don't serve them tea.

My art originates from hallucinations only I can see.

I translate the hallucinations and obsessional images that plague me into sculptures and paintings. All my works in pastels are the products of obsessional neurosis and are therefore inextricably connected to my disease. I create pieces even when I don’t see hallucinations, though.

All men are brothers, like the seas throughout the world;

So why do winds and waves clash so fiercely everywhere?

 image quote by Hayao Miyazaki

Always believe in yourself. Do this and no matter where you are, you will have nothing to fear.

I probably still haven’t completely adapted to the world.

I don’t know, I feel like this isn’t the real world. The people, the scene: they just don’t seem real to me.

Getting money is like digging with a needle, spending it is like water soaking into sand.